"This is one of the most awesome days in my whole life," Evers said of the final day. "This is unbelievable.
It's a rarity to see more than a couple of fish killed in the course of an Elite Series event, but anglers have had to play marine paramedics constantly on Lake Erie.
High winds and rolling waves on Day One of the Empire Chase cracked boat hulls, overcame engines and swamped boats.
"I ran all the way down to Ticonderoga, went to the rod box. It was locked, and I realized my wife had the keys to it back in the truck. It went downhill from there."
Four Elite anglers who hail from Japan are on the bubble of the Bassmaster American, with one tournament remaining to secure their positions
Second Bassmaster Major, site of the 2004 CITGO Bassmaster Classic, offers $250,000 top prize
The anglers fishing Sunday tell all on baits, spots and strategy
Day Two of the 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Northern Open has William Roe in the lead.
New Hampshire's Joe Lucarelli is the winner of the 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Northern Open on Lake Champlain.
This album features photos from the day two weigh-ins at the 2006 Santee Cooper Showdown.